RTE Radio 1 Arena Live Show

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In Conversation with Seán Rocks

Friday 15 November

Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre

€10/€8 concession, Booking advised


Join us for an evening of conversation and music with RTE Radio 1’s cultural guru Sean Rocks in conversation with Kevin Barry and contributors to the new edition of Winter Papers including actor Siobhan McSweeney,  writers Sue Rainsford, Patrick Freyne and more! Now in its fifth volume, Winter Papers is an annual anthology for the arts in Ireland and beyond.  Featuring fiction, essays, photography, visual art, along with artist in-conversation pieces, its annual publication is an eagerly anticipated event. Please note that, because this is a live broadcast, everyone must be seated by 6.50pm



Kevin Barry is the author of three novels and two story collections.  He also writes plays and screenplays. He lives in Co Sligo.

Siobhán McSweeney trained at Central School of Speech & Drama, London and Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris. She has worked at the Royal Court, RSC, National Theatre, Donmar, The Abbey and The Lyric, Belfast. TV and film credits include; Derry Girls, Porters, Extra Ordinary, The Fall, No Offence, and London Irish.

Sue Rainsford is a recipient of an Arts Council Literature Bursary Award, the VAI/DCC Art Writing Award and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Her debut novel, Follow Me To Ground, received the Kate O’Brien Award. She is Writer-in-Residence at Maynooth University.

Patrick Freyne is a writer of journalism, essays and stories. He works for the Irish Times and his work has appeared in the Dublin Review and Banshee. A collection of his essays will be published by Penguin Ireland in 2020.